According to Zëri, the recent incidents that have occurred in the Shtërpce region can hardly be seen as isolated. On the recent capturing of two Serbian policemen by the KPS, an unnamed source told the newspaper, “It is more likely that they [the Serbian side] want to send a message to Kosovan authorities. Or they have operated so freely until now that they don’t even care anymore.”
On the killing of two young Kosovo Serbs, the paper quotes a “reliable” source as saying that the incident was not related to the ethnicity of the victims and that it was a settling of scores between two groups of young Kosovo Serbs. Even the police are reportedly aware of this.
Naim Maloku, former military officer and now deputy speaker of the Kosovo Assembly, told the newspaper that there is no doubt that Serbia’s “stretched hand” is involved in these acts. Maloku also notes that in the postwar period, Serbia has publicly stated on several occasions that it controls Kosovo through its services.